An encore to Don Nelson Mania on the Web!
Nellie is going to Free Warriors Nation! [image from Can’t Stop The Bleeding]
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John Hollinger for ESPN.com: Small forwards among Nellie's biggest challenges
Marc Stein for ESPN.com: Forget Warrior warts -- Nelson can deliver playoff berth
Jake Curtis for San Francisco Chronicle: It could be back to school for Monty
If coaching does not appeal to Montgomery, it has been speculated he might return to Stanford as some type of assistant athletic director. With Stanford having a new athletic director (Bob Bowlsby) that might not be an automatic move, but it remains a possibility.
Ray Ratto for San Francisco Chronicle: It's sink or swim for Mullin
No, this is about the man who made the initial call. This is about Mullin, who as the club's master of basketball operations, has taken it for a few spins around the cul de sac without getting it aimed toward the cross street. His roster doesn't work, and its parts are hard to change, and its dysfunctions are set nearly in stone. He is trapped in a world of his own making, and though there is no long-term solution to be had, there is a short-term pseudo-fix, and it is his mentor.
SinCity for WarriorsWorld: Nelson is the Perfect Coach For This Team
Tom Fitzgerald for San Francisco Chronicle: Nelson brought fun his first go-around
Bruce Jenkins for San Francisco Chronicle: Nostalgia alone won't make this team matter
Mark Purdy for Mercury: Montgomery wasn't right for the NBA
``I was surprised,'' Reveno said, ``but I wasn't as surprised as I was when he took the Warriors job.''
John Ryan for Mercury: They love the '90s
WARRIORS' VETERAN INFLUENCE (CHOOSE THREE): Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Latrell Sprewell. Mully and Richmond already run the floor at team headquarters anyway, and Hardaway recently scored 51 points in the championship game of the masters national tournament. Potential drawback: Nellie will rue the day he gets in the way of Spree's ability to feed his family on a scant $14 million.
Gil Lebreton for Forth Worth Star-Telegram: Was Nellie a fox or a pox for Mavs?
He'll have trouble at Golden State with Baron Davis, the early reports Tuesday were suggesting.
No, he won't. Nelson, just for the action, would trade Davis faster than you can say 'Jamal Mashburn.'
But that's what made him here so...well...Nellie. So confounding. So fun to watch work.
Assuming he and Warriors owner Cohan don't draw pistols on each other in the first month, it's going to be entertaining to watch Nelson try to resuscitate the franchise.
Marcus Thompson for Contra Costa Times: Warriors rehire Nellie
Not Nelly the St. Louis rapper. Not the Canadian vocalist Nelly Furtado. The other Nellie.
- Monty Out, Nelson In
- One Million Reasons for Nellie to Take the Warriors to the Playoffs this Season
- Don Nelson Mania on the Web!
- At the Press Conference: Write "Sell the Warriors"
Much more to come from GSoM!